Cookies Statement

1. About cookies

Websites use smart and useful techniques to enhance user-friendliness and to make the site as interesting as possible for each visitor. One of the best known techniques involves cookies. Cookies can be used by website owners or third parties – like advertisers – who communicate through the website you visit.Cookies are small text files that websites store on users’ computers.

The information contained in cookies can also be used to track your surfing on different websites that use the same cookie. Cookies are classified according to duration and who sets them.We feel it is essential for you to be informed about the cookies that our website uses and for what purpose they are used. The purpose is threefold: we want to guarantee your privacy, the user friendliness, and the development of our website as best as we can. The following explanation tells you more about the cookies used on and through our website and for what purposes.

 

2. How Volvo Group and/or its businesses and brands uses cookies

The Volvo Group uses cookies to gather visitor statistics and to record information about your preferences as you navigate through the web sites. Our purpose of using cookies is to improve the use of the site for you as a visitor.

 

3. Cookies and their functionality

Different types of cookies are used for different purposes.Below you will find a list of the most common type of cookies and for what they are used.

3.1. Session cookies

A session cookie is temporarily stored in your computer’s memory while you are surfing on a site, for example to keep a track of which language you have chosen. Session cookies are not stored on your computer for a long period of time, but always disappear when you shut down your web browser.

3.2. Persistent or tracker cookies

A persistent cookie saves a file on your computer for a long time; this kind of cookie has an expiry date. Persistent cookies help websites remember your information and settings when you visit them in the future. This result in faster and more convenient access since, for example, you don’t have to login again.When the expiry date has passed, the cookie is automatically deleted when you return to the website that created it.

3.3. First party cookies

These are set by the website itself (the same domain as in the browser’s address bar), and can only be read by that site. These cookies are commonly used to store information such as your preferences, for use when you re-visit the site.

 

3.4. Third party cookies

These are set by different domains from the one shown on the browser address bar, that is by an organisation other than the website owner.Cookies that, for example, are used to collect information for advertisements and custom content and also for web statistics may be ‘third-party cookies’.As third-party cookies make it possible to generate more comprehensive surveys of user surfing habits, they are deemed to be more sensitive from the perspective of integrity; for this reason, most web browsers allow you to adjust your settings to not accept third-party cookies.

 

4. List of cookies set by Volvo Group

Cookie name Purpose Expiry date
_ga Google Analytics uses cookies to collect data from the users. They set cookies to identify unique users, unique sessions, throttle the request rate, and to store information about users’ sessions and campaigns. 2 years
_gat Set by Google Analytics, throttles the request rate. 1 minute
cookie_notice_accepted This cookie is set when the visitor accepts the Cookie Notification. 1 month
lang This cookie remembers the chosen language for a visitor. After session
wordpress_test_cookie WordPress test cookie After session
Cookies set by plug-ins Additional cookies can be set depending on the use of plugins. These cookies are snippets of code for use in a variety of circumstances.

 

5. List of third party cookies

Third party service
YouTube
Twitter
Facebook

 

6. Managing cookies

 

6.1. How to view cookies

Since cookies are ordinary text files, they can be browsed with most text editor or word processing programs. You can click on a cookie to open it. Below is a list of links how to view cookies in different browsers. If you use another browser, please consult that browsers’ own cookies information. If you use a mobile phone please see your handset manual for more information.

Firefox
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/cookies-information-websites-store-on-your-computer

Chrome
https://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647&topic=14666&ctx=topic

Internet Explorer 11
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies

 

6.2. Disabling/enabling or deleting cookies

To restrict or block cookies you do that through the browser settings.
If you do not want websites to place cookies on your computer at all, you can adapt your browser settings as such that you will be notified before any cookie is placed.

You can likewise adapt the settings as such so that your browser refuses all cookies, or only the third party cookies. Likewise, you can remove any of your cookies that have already been placed. Please note that you will have to separately adapt the settings for each browser and computer you use.

Please be aware that if you do not want cookies, we can no longer guarantee our website to function properly. Some functions of the site may be lost, while you may no longer be able to see certain websites. What’s more, refusing cookies will not mean you will no longer see any advertisements. It’s just that the advertisements will then no longer be tailored to your interests and will be repeated more often.

Each browser has a different method to adapt the settings. If necessary, consult your browser’s “help” function to make the correct settings.

To disable cookies on your mobile phone please see your handset manual for more information.

You can read more about cookies on the Internet, http://www.aboutcookies.org/.

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